Vodafone launches WiFi as a service for businesses

Written on Thursday, 21 April 2016 07:37
Vodafone has launched WiFi as a service that allows business customers to offer, in their facilities, WiFi internet access to visitors and employees. Powered by a centralized authentication and web traffic analysis platform, the service provides a rich set of features including a customized landing page, wide range of end user authentication methods, usage reports and footfall analysis. With this platform, end users get internet access, while companies may extract end users' data that are relevant for their business depending…
TI Sparkle announced that Global Cloud Xchange (GCX), a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, has expanded its reach into TI Sparkle Sicily Hub in Palermo with a multiservice PoP, providing enhanced coverage and increased diversity options to support the customer’s business growth in the region. With an ever growing presence of multi-breed global players, TI Sparkle’s Next Generation Data Center and open ecosystem Sicily Hub continues to attract new eyeballs, content and interconnections to international infrastructure and a complete service marketplace…
Hong Kong-based PCCW Global, who provides the latest voice and data solutions to multi-national enterprises and communication service providers, has reportedly entered into a long-term partnership agreement with Keppel Data Centers Holding to co-develop and market an international carrier exchange in Hong Kong. Keppel Data Centers is a joint venture between Keppel Telecommunications & Transportation (Keppel T&T) and Keppel Land. It will work in collaboration with PCCW Global, which is the international division of major operator HKT, to complete the…
The European Commission is pushing to speed up the standards-making process with a focus on five priority areas related to telecommunications, according to a report by Mobile World Live. The five priority areas include: 5G which is expected to be implemented in 2020, cloud computing, the Internet of Things (IoT), data technologies and cyber-security. The EU's standard decision-making procedure is known as 'co-decision'. This means the European Parliament has to approve EU legislation together with the Council based on a…

USA FIBER Announces Major Dark Fiber Peering Platform Win

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:40
USA FIBER announced the activation of one of the largest integrated telecommunications carriers in the United States on its newly installed dark fiber platform in Ashburn, VA. The carrier selected USA FIBER for its innovative ring and drop peering structure, allowing complete access to all of the Ashburn data centers cost effectively, with new fibers and high performance specifications on the network. According to Loudoun County Economic Development up to 70 percent of the world's internet traffic flows through Loudoun's…

Telia Carrier Brings Global Backbone to Montreal

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:36
Telia Carrier has told Active Telecoms that it has established a new presence in Montreal, now providing wholesale IP transit, Ethernet and IPX services for carriers, content and cloud providers. Montreal complements its presence already established in Toronto and underscores Telia Carrier's continued commitment to expansion in North America. As one of the leading providers of 100G services, Telia Carrier enables Montreal customers to connect to its AS1299 fiber optic backbone, one of the largest in the world, at the…
Angola Cables and NEC Corporation announced that the contract to build the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), the first subsea fiber optic cable system ever to connect Africa and South America in the southern hemisphere has come into force. SACS is scheduled to be ready for service by the middle of 2018. The project cost is expected to reach $160 million and will be partially co-funded by the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation (SMBC)…

Montreal Internet Exchange Reaches Milestone

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:21
Network, content and Internet service providers continue to ramp up interest in the independent, member-run Internet exchange model employed by the Montreal Internet Exchange (www.qix.ca), a non-profit organization working to create a more robust, high-performing Internet in the province of Quebec. QIX recently reached 50 peering members, including some of the largest content providers and cloud service providers in the world. “It has been immensely gratifying to see QIX establish itself as a key exchange point, with traffic peaking over…

Internet of Things and Enterprise Revenue Opportunities

Written on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 13:18
Enterprises view the Internet of Things (IoT) as a new revenue stream according to the second annual “State of the Market: Internet of Things 2016” report. Verizon’s IoT report includes primary research from Verizon along with insights from an Oxford Economics study commissioned by Verizon, practical use cases and other third-party research. Revenue growth is by far the biggest factor driving IoT adoption in the enterprise, according to the report, and going forward this year IoT deployments are seen as…
The film Minority Report was released only 12 years ago, and at the time, it seemed so “futuristic” and “impossible.” Yet today, we’re already using multi-touch interfaces on mobile devices like Apple’s iPhone. We’re also seeing deployment of retina scans, insect robots and augmented reality (AR). It’s these kinds of innovative technologies that America’s wireless industry develops so that we can be more efficient at both home and work. With Americans quickly moving toward a mobile-first lifestyle, wireless companies around…
TELEHOUSE announced the formation of a long-term plan with Verizon Digital Media Services to build out Internet Exchange points. Verizon Digital Media Services is already a member in TELEHOUSE’s LAIIX and NYIIX, and plans to participate in potential future TELEHOUSE Internet Exchange points. “Working with TELEHOUSE will enable us to further expand our content delivery network presence,” said Verizon Digital Media Services’ Chief Technology Officer Rob Peters. “Together, we will augment both scale and network performance, to successfully meet the…
Despite Verizon’s good faith efforts to get to new labor contracts, CWA and IBEW leaders, unwilling to make an agreement or even seek the assistance of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), have called a strike as of 6 a.m. on April 13, 2016. Verizon has activated its business continuity plans as customer service remains the company’s top priority. For the past 10 months, Verizon has tried to reach agreements for the Company’s 36,000 wireline associates in the East.…
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